Affiliated Education will provide the opportunity for Level 2 & 3 Australian Registered Exercise Professionals (AusREPs) to build on their knowledge and skills and develop professional networks within health, recreation and sporting fields. They can attain CECs for professional development in line with their career goals as an intermediate-advanced exercise professional. The majority of the program/event must contain education within the Scope of Practice (SOP) for AusREPs and must be approved/accredited by a recognised education provider/association listed below. It’s important to note that it doesn’t extend the SOP for AusREPs.
Programs/events approved by/or conducted by the following associations/organisations:
- Academy of Applied Personal Training Education;
- American Council on Exercise;
- American College of Sports Medicine;
- Australian Council for Health, Physical Education & Recreation;
- Australian Physiotherapy Association;
- Australian Skills & Quality Authority;
- Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Association
- Dietitians Australia Association;
- Exercise Sports Science Australia;
- International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association;
- Members of the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals
- National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (Australian Sports Commission);
- National Council on Strength and Fitness;
- National Strength and Conditioning Association;
- Osteopathy Australia;
- PD:Approval (UK REPs);
- Sports Dietitians Australia;
- Sports Medicine Australia;
- The Cooper Institute.
How do AusREPs provide evidence of Affiliated Education?
Eligible AusREPs must submit the following information via their CEC Diary for each program/event in order to attain CECs:
- Completed and signed Affiliated Education Application outlining information about the program/event and how it aligns with your professional goals and development as an AusREP;
In the event of an audit, AusREPs must be able to provide:
- Evidence of participating in the program/event (i.e. Certificate of completion or attendance). This evidence must clearly identify the authorised association/organisation approving this form of education; and
- The associated program outline (indicating content & schedule of the program).
What if my education provider is not listed?
Fitness Australia encourages AusREPs to approach the education provider/association to discuss the potential of a CEC program/event application.
How many CECs can AusREPs attain through Affiliated Education?
The maximum CECs that can be earned in any given two-year registration period is:
Level 2 AusREPs | up to 4 CECs
Level 3 AusREPs | up to 10 CECs
This can be accumulated via multiple approved programs/events attended.
Why can’t Level 1 AusREPs attain CECs for Affiliated Education?
Level 1 (Introductory) AusREPs have been in the industry for less than two years, therefore it’s vital that they have a true understanding of their core role and that this is reinforced by education which has been reviewed and is entirely within their SOP.
Can AusREPs claim Affiliated Education for their current registration term?
Yes, if an AusREP has attended/completed a program/event at any stage within their current registration term they can attain CECs for Affiliated Education as long as it meets the criteria and the appropriate documentation has been submitted.
How long should AusREPs maintain evidence of documentation?
AusREPs should maintain evidence of their ongoing education and associated documentation for five years.
How will completion of Affiliated Education be profiled for AusREPs?
Programs/events that may be acknowledged as Affiliated Education will not appear on the Fitness Australia CEC Directory nor will it appear in the public profile of an AusREP. Additionally, no Delivery Knowledge or Skill (DKS) area will be allocated.